Lebanese architects Karim and Rames Najjar of Najjar-Najjar Architects have designed this stunning 420sq.m residence in Austria back in 2008.The property is accessible from the road behind leading down hills to the building’s main entrance, covered by an extended cantilever roof structure. On the street side the building facade is closed with natural stonework to provide intimacy towards the street.
Following the topography of the site the house is partly carved into the ground where the fitness and wellness facilities are located as well as an office and playroom for children. The dining area with an open kitchen is reached by taking a few steps down from the central hall. From there another couple of steps lead to a comfortable area where one can lounge on the sofa or chaise lounge overlooking the swimming pool and enjoying the marvelous view over the city. The floor materials are distinguished according to level and function. The bedrooms are located on the upper levels that are accessed by stairs which leads to an open gallery.